ALBUM REVIEW: RILEY GODLESKI – TUMBLE CHILD

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Background
Riley Godleski is a multi-style drummer, singer and songwriter from Northampton, MA. He has played with various groups in-studio and on stage including Kudzu, Woodford Way, Colorway, Mikey Sweet, Shokazoba, The Original Cowards, Amy Fairchild, Cowmuddy (Michael McShane), Ross Bellenoit, Jaron Olevsky, Miro Sprague, Susan Angeletti, Frank Manzi and Temporary Friends.  He has experience playing in pits for classical, choral and theatrical performances. 

Strengths
A knack for writing power pop nuggets that resonate immediately with the listener. Songwriting with sophistication that does not sacrifice artistry for catchy hooks. Godleski is adept at mining the length, breadth, height and depth of melodic rock’s rich history. Thus, songs come across with warm familiarity and yet shine with a timeless freshness that comes from sheer inspiration.

Highlights
“Flash in the Pan Devotion”, “How the People Dance”, “Block Tower”, “Middle of the Road”.

Sounds Like
Paul McCartney, XTC, Todd Rundgren, Jason Falkner, Jellyfish.

Bottom Line
A boon for fans of classic pop-rock music, Riley Godleski’s Tumble Child marries intricate musicality with visceral pop motives, grounded by a free-wheeling experimental philosophy that leaves a deep impression.

Information
Official Site: http://rileygodleski.com